The Dynamics of Corporate Social Responsibility

A Critical Approach to Theory and Practice

  • Maria Aluchna
  • Samuel O. Idowu

Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Dynamics of CSR: The Conceptual Development

  3. Dynamics of CSR: The Sectoral Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Felix Adamu Nandonde, Paul R. Sachs
      Pages 167-185
    3. Anna Svirina, Gulnara Khadiullina
      Pages 203-219
    4. Khosro S. Jahdi, Kim Poldner, Kornelia Koehler
      Pages 221-236
  4. Dynamics of CSR: Towards Standards and Reporting

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 341-348

About this book


This book explores recent developments in the theory, strategic perspective and international practice of corporate social responsibility. In particular it discusses the consequences of the economic slowdown apparent in many economies and the impact of changes in the regulatory environment.

It consists of three parts: Part one addresses a variety of theoretical approaches as well as the dynamics and criticism of corporate social responsibility. It takes into account social and governmental expectations for the new and extended role of companies in the economy and in society, and provides a new context and theoretical assumptions regarding the functions and tasks of corporate social responsibility. Part two discusses the practical aspects relating to strategic management and corporate governance, corporate disclosure and reporting, as well as the empowerment of stakeholders. Lastly, part three focuses on the international practice of corporate social responsibility in various organizational and institutional settings. Using numerous case studies, the book explores the challenges and tasks of CSR in emerging markets, in the fashion industry and in global and family companies. It identifies the changes that can be detected following the financial crisis, closing the loop and linking the empirical findings with the revised theoretical framework.


theory of corporate social responsibility practice of corporate social responsibility economic slowdown criticism of corporate social responsibility CSR in emerging markets CSR and financial crisis

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Aluchna
    • 1
  • Samuel O. Idowu
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of Management TheoryWarsaw School of EconomicsWarsawPoland
  2. 2.London Metropolitan UniversityLondon Guildhall Faculty Business & LawLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods